Ranking: Captain Marvel

A few weeks ago while visiting Nashville, my family went to see Captain Marvel. In the comics Captain Marvel, alter ego Carol Danvers, is a character I don’t follow too much, but I think the movie kept pretty close to her character. She starts the movie off as a warrior of the Kree, a fierce warrior alien race that are humanoid but with blue skin (although Captain Marvel looks perfectly human). Captain Marvel herself, known as Vers to her Kree companions, is superstrong and can direct energy blasts. On a mission to Earth to track an escaped Skrull, an alien race who are the enemies of the Kree, she starts to have human memories. During her time on Earth, more and more memories return to her, and she gradually realizes she actually is human, and that the incident that took her memory gave her her superhuman powers.

One big difference between the comics and the movie I did notice was (spoiler alert!) in the comics, the Kree and the Skrulls have been at war with each other for centuries. Both sides I think are seen as the bad guys, but the Kree are maybe seen as more a civilization whose morals have decayed from fighting for so long, while the shape-shifting, but in their natural form, green-skinned, Skrulls are considered definitely and inherently evil. In the movie, however, it is the Kree who turn out to be truly evil, with the Skrulls, at least the group we meet, being misunderstood victims.

This was a fun and highly watchable movie but not earth-shattering, so I’m putting it near the top of the Okay category.

I have previously ranked Ant-Man and the WaspAquamanAvengers: Infinity War, the Avengers movies, the Batman moviesBlack PantherCaptain America: Civil WarDr. StrangeGuardians of the Galaxy 2LoganMan of Steel, the Man-Thing, the non-Marvel and non-DC comic movies, the other DC movies, the Spider-Man moviesSpider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, the summer 2015 comic movies, the Superman moviesThor: RagnarokWonder Woman, and the X-Men movies.

As ever, my ranking system is
Green=excellent  Blue=pretty good  Black=Okay  Red=avoid

Here’s the master list of all comics movies I’ve rated so far, in order from best to worst:

American Splendor
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Iron Man
Heavy Metal (1981)
Spider-Man 2 (2004)
Superman (1978)
Captain America
Wonder Woman (2017)
Batman Begins (2005)
Captain America: Civil War
Captain America 2: The Winter Soldier
Spider-Man (2002)
X-Men 2: X-Men United
X-Men: Days of Future Past
Superman II
Batman (1989)
Ant-Man and the Wasp
Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
Dr. Strange
The Dark Knight (2008)
Logan (2017)
Iron Man 3
The Wolverine (2013)
Guardians of the Galaxy 2
Sin City (2005)
X-Men: First Class
X-Men (2000)
Captain Marvel
Black Panther
Man of Steel (2013)
Avengers: Infinity War
Avengers 2: Age of Ultron
Swamp Thing (1982)
Spider-Man 3 (2007)
Iron Man 2
Watchmen (2009)
Batman Forever (1995)
Superman Returns (2006)
Thor 2: The Dark World
Incredible Hulk (2008)
Mystery Men (1999)
Dark Knight Rises (2012)
Man-Thing (2005)
Superman III
Supergirl (1984)
X-Men 3: Last Stand
Hulk (2003)
Fritz the Cat (1972)
Batman and Robin (1997)
Batman Returns (1992)
Superman IV

Amazing Spider-Man (2012) (Haven’t seen)
Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) (Haven’t seen)
Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) (Haven’t seen)
Batman (1966) (Haven’t seen)
Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice (Haven’t seen)
Catwoman (Haven’t seen)
Constantine (Haven’t seen)
Deadpool (Haven’t seen)
Green Lantern (Haven’t seen)
Hellboy (Haven’t seen)
Judge Dredd (Haven’t seen)
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014) (Haven’t seen)
V for Vendetta (Haven’t seen)

X-Men Origins: Wolverine (Haven’t seen)

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